excerpt from 'Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell' pp. 126 (251 words)

excerpt from 'Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell' pp. 126 (251 words)

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Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell

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O[rgan]. – Fine, well played - in the West gallery.

AT WORK

2 professional men in the Choir with fine voices.
3 professional women, badly behaved. 
9 Charity boys awestruck at the two adults' fine singing.
2 Pewopeners.  One put herself into a seat. 
1 Beadle leading the singing and a grand cure. 

AT CHURCH

4 strangers. 
3 young men, perhaps warehousemen. 
4 women whom I should guess were housekeepers. 

It was a free sacred concert plus chapel plus Beadle. 

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. –  It has nothing to recommend it at all. 

AN APPENDED NOTE from the Church Times - The Bishop of Bedford and the City Churches - Dr. Walsham How has during the last week paid them more frequent visits than we should think the Diocesan has vouchsafed to them for years […] He has preached between Wednesday and Friday at St. Edmund the King, St. Mary, Aldermary; St. Michael, Cornhill; and S. Michael, Wood Street.  This (latter) church is a striking example of how weekday congregations may be drawn together, although the Sunday attendance is meagre, though most probably owing to the pre-historic form of worship, of which the Bishop had a slight specimen.  A number of unfortunate Charity boys are huddled together in an all-round pew, and a beadle, resplendent in gold lace, sits outside to keep them in order […] The service on Friday was rendered by a choir at the western end of the church and the Bishop preached a practical sermon […] the church was filled with the employés of the neighbouring houses of business. 
Dated 12/12/[18]79. 

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